Sarasota, FL, Thursday, August 21, 2014…The American Red Cross in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties has an urgent need for volunteers to help train people how to save a life and to assist local families who have lost their home to a fire or other disaster.
Volunteer instructors help people learn lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid.
Disaster Action Team volunteers assists families who have suffered house fires or other disasters with short-term places to stay and other immediate needs, such as getting temporary refills on medications. Volunteers also are trained to provide emotional support for these families.
All volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend an orientation class. All training is free.
American Red Cross volunteers constitute 94% of the total workforce to carry out its humanitarian mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
To register or for more information, visit www.redcross.org/fl/sarasota/volunteer.
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